Dude free falls from space and lives

Photo By: Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Stratos/AP During the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos, Felix Baumgartner jumped out over Roswell, New Mexico and landed safely 13 miles below, falling at speeds up to 364 mph. Suprisingly this was not a new record, two previous jumps were from higher altitude: US Air Force pilot […]

Jobs: Death is Life’s change agent

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is […]

10 years since 9/11

It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since Sept. 11th. Back in 2001, Erin and I were both working at the Chronicle-Tribune and were part of a small, but extremely talented team of journalists. On that day, Erin and I had worked the previous night shift until 1am and I am sure […]

Nintendo CEO is awesome

I already admired Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata for his impressive accomplishments, and for being true gamer and developer, rather than just a profit-driven businessman. “On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.” (From speech at E³ 2005) However […]

Space Shuttle blues

I am a little saddened about the final flight of the Space Shuttle concluding today. I always wanted to see the spectacle of a shuttle launch, and even planned several trips over the years that were called off due to launch delays. I even kept an eye on launch dates and airline tickets for these […]

Dust storm swallows Phoenix

These time-lapse videos show a wall of dust over 1-mile high and 50-miles wide moving through the city of Phoenix, Arizona yesterday.

Saudi women encouraged to drive today

Saudi women are being encouraged to challenge the status quo and get behind the wheel today. Though there are no traffic laws that make it illegal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia, religious edicts are often interpreted as a ban against female drivers. One female motorist spent more than a week in custody in […]

Scientists build an avian robot

German technology firm Festo has created SmartBird, the world’s first robotic bird that simulates avian flight in all its glory. Simply amazing. Learn more at Festo.com

Randy Quaid running from ‘Hollywood Whacker’

The Randy Quaid crazy train has arrived in Canada, where he and his wife have requested refugee status to escape the clutches of a “Hollywood Star Whacker.” The Quaids believe they are being targeted by those that have already killed 8 of their friends including Heath Ledger and David Carradine. Woah. Read more Watch ABC […]

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